Spreading the Love, One Stall at a Time

The Spreading the Love Project began when local artist Christina Hull saw a Facebook post featuring teachers who painted inspirational quotes in middle school bathrooms. Christina put the word out, and artists were quick to respond. Nancy White from Coeur d’Alene Portfolio Real Estate stepped up to sponsor the project…

Ask the Author – Lauren Stinton

Local author, Lauren Stinton, was asked the following questions. Her replies may help aspiring authors pursue their passion for writing. How long have you been a writer? I have enjoyed writing since I was a child. My mother actually remembers a time when I was three years old, and I…

Bandaids for What?

My 4 yr old hurts herself several times a day. She tumbles to the ground, walks into a table, or drops something on her toe just to name a few. Maybe her brother hit her or pulled her hair? Recently on a walk she tripped and fell. She was bleeding…

Stir-Fry 101

Tips for perfecting this family favorite 1) THE MEAT: If frozen, defrost ALL THE WAY. Rinse/pat dry your meat with paper towels. If your meat is icy or cold, it will release water from the defrosting process causing it to boil, which is NOT good. 2) HEAT: Heat up your…

Keep RFID Cards Safe: Be Careful & Change Habits

RFID embedded cards use radio frequencies to transmit data. These cards have been in use in Europe for many years but are just coming into use in the U.S. The idea is that consumers should be able to use these cards at stores and restaurants to pay for purchases without…

Recycling – DON’T get “Tagged!”

Coeur d’Alene Garbage & Post Falls Sanitation began “tagging” recycling offenders this fall for dirty cans and other “non-recyclables.” Don’t worry, it’s not a fine, just education. BUT, effective November 1, 2018, contaminated bins will be refused. You then have the choice to request a call back (for a fee),…

2018 Mayors Awards in the Arts

Congratulations to the 2018 CDA Mayor’s Awards in the Arts recipients: • Excellence in the Arts: Allen & Mary Dee Dodge • Support of the Arts: Mike Dodge • Arts in Education: Jessica Bryant & Iris Siegler (pictured below) • Student Excellence in the Arts: Jack Bird

9 “Live & Learns” for Elementary Moms

It’s a new school year! Whether you have a kiddo just entering the “big world” of Elementary School or are a seasoned veteran, here are a few tips, provided (in no particular order) by Katie Moosbrugger of Triad Moms On Main: 1. Get Involved with PTA 2. Take LOTS of…

Dramatic Increase in Number of Fall Fundraisers

At last count, there were over 55 fundraising events scheduled in and around Coeur d’Alene during the months of September and October. This continues an upward trend for Fall Fundraising Events. (see the 2016-2018 graph on the right). Between September 19 and October 19, 2018, there were over 20 fundraising…

Class of 2019 – Focus on Graduation

Lots of college choices available in Coeur d’Alene It’s now easier than ever to get a college degree and not even leave North Idaho. Whether you’re in high school, about to graduate from high school, or you’ve been out of school for many years, there’s lots of higher education opportunities…

North Idaho Family Group Gets an A+!

The North Idaho Family Group received the Cd’A Chamber of Commerce A+ Award for Education in September 2018. The A+ Award recognizes organizations and businesses who support education. NIFG was nominated by Coeur d’Alene Public Schools: “At Coeur d’Alene Public Schools we especially appreciate the efforts of Executive Director, Shelly…

2018 FREE Summer Meals

Area school districts offer free summer meals to youth 18 and under. Adults are welcome to enjoy breakfast and lunch for a small fee. Coeur d’Alene SD Nutrition Services 667 – 7469 Post Falls SD Child Nutrition Office 773 – 1625 Lakeland SD Food Service Office 687 – 5451 Coeur…